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Order for Ukraine Deployment Bolsters Drone Firm's Build-out
June 5, 2023 ( Newswire) With 200 new high-speed, long-distance drones on order for delivery in June, Red Cat Holdings Inc (RCAT.O:NASDAQ) is proving it can scale up supply to meet national fleet deployment requirements.

Defense Stock News: Northrop Grumman (NYSE: $NOC) Rapidly Prepares for Next-Generation Relay Ground Stations in the Pacific Region
BOULDER, Colo. - June 1, 2023 ( Newswire) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently completed a successful preliminary design review of Relay Ground Station-Asia for the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.

Defense Stock News: KWESST (TSXV: KWE) Provides Update on CFO Replacement, Defence Contracts in Progress, Upcoming Participation at CANSEC, and Confirms Filing of Q2 Financials
Ottawa, Ontario - May 17, 2023 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) today updated shareholders on its search for a permanent CFO

Anti-Drone Firm Completes AU$11M Government Order
May 2, 2023 ( Newswire) Australia-based anti-drone company DroneShield has recently delivered a AU$11-million government purchase order, marking its first completion of its record-high order.

As Countries Bolster Defense, Opportunities Emerge
April 24, 2023 ( Newswire) Defense stocks are uniquely positioned to enjoy considerable, reliable funding from government contracts.

Defense Stock News: Northrop Grumman (NYSE: $NOC) Rapidly Completes Critical Design Review for Tranche 1 Transport Layer
WASHINGTON - April 18, 2023 ( Newswire) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently completed a critical design review for its Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL), part of Space Development Agency's (SDA) low-earth orbit network designed to communicate vital information to wherever it's needed to support U.S. troops on the ground quickly and securely.

Defense Stock News: Northrop Grumman (NYSE: $NOC), ins Collier Trophy for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
WASHINGTON - April 5, 2023 ( Newswire) The James Webb Space Telescope industry team, led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has won the prestigious National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Robert J. Collier Trophy for revolutionizing the field of astrophysics with the team's pioneering design and exceptional performance of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Cybersecurity Stock News: Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) Named Top 5 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch for 2023 by Silicon Review
Toronto, Ontario and New York, New York - March 15, 2023 ( Newswire) Sekur Private Data Ltd. (CSE: SKUR) (OTCQX: SWISF) (FSE: GDT0), a leading Swiss hosted secure and private communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has been named on a list of the "5 Best Cyber Security Companies to Watch 2023" by the Silicon Review magazine and website.

Counterdrone Products Co.'s Share Price Plan Upsized
March 10, 2023 ( Newswire) Applications for investment in this Australian defense firm "greatly exceeded" expectation, which is positive, noted a Bell Potter report.

Defense Stock News: Northrop Grumman (NYSE: $NOC) Test Fires Stage-One Solid Rocket Motor for Sentinel Missile
PROMONTORY, Utah - March 6, 2023 ( Newswire) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) conducted its first full-scale static test fire of the Sentinel stage-one solid rocket motor at the company’s test facility in Promontory.

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California Nanotechnologies Announces Preliminary FY2023 and Q1 FY2024 Revenue and Cryomilling Capacity Expansion
Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - June 5, 2023) - California Nanotechnologies Corp. (TSXV: CNO) (OTC Pink: CANOF) ("Cal Nano" or the "Company") is pleased to report unaudited annual revenues of US$1,390,034 for the year ended February 28, 2023. This represented a 29% increase over FY2022 revenues of US$1,081,500.Furthermore, Cal Nano's growth strategy continues to make progress, as evidenced by record revenue for the quarter ending May 31, 2023, which is expected to exceed US$500,000."I...

Star Announces Letter of Intent "LOI" with Caverton Helicopters Limited For the Procurement of the STAR-ISMS In-Flight Safety Monitoring Systems And As a Star Navigation Channel Partner in West Africa
Brampton, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 1, 2023) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (OTC Pink: SNAVF) (FSE: S3O) ("Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Letter of Intent "LOI" with Caverton Helicopters Limited for the STAR-ISMS® (In-Flight Safety Monitoring System) as its complete aviation solution for their current Fleet of Helicopters and Aircraft. Caverton will also become a Channel Partner, and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul ("MRO") installation service provider...

KWESST Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 30, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) ("KWESST" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sean Homuth, CPA, CA as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 12, 2023.As CFO, Mr. Homuth will lead the Company's finance function including accounting and controllership, tax planning, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, human resources and IT. Mr....

KWESST To Feature "Ready now" Rapid, Agile Tactical Digitization at CANSEC 2023, May 31-June 1, Ottawa, Canada to more than thirty visiting countries
Team Awareness Kit (TAK) integrationTactical Digital Fires System (TDFS)Command and Control On The Move (C2OTM)Next-generation Battlefield Laser Detection System (BLDS)Portable multi-function Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) deviceOttawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 29, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) ("KWESST" or "the Company") today announced that at CANSEC 2023, May 31st and June 1st, Ottawa, it will be featuring its...

KWESST Provides Update on CFO Replacement, Defence Contracts in Progress, Upcoming Participation at CANSEC, and Confirms Filing of Q2 Financials
Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 17, 2023) - KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (TSXV: KWE.WT.U) (NASDAQ: KWE) (NASDAQ: KWESW) ("KWESST" or "the Company") today updated shareholders on its search for a permanent CFO, the potential increase in scope and value of two of its defense contracts, it's participation at the annual Canadian defence show in Ottawa, and confirmed filing of its financial results for Q2 of Fiscal 2023. On March 1st, 2023 KWESST announced that it expected to have a...

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Scott Sacknoff - President, The Spade Defense Index® (AMEX: DXS)

Scott Sacknoff - President, The Spade Defense Index

His 20-year career has included a range of diverse assignments including: Vice President of a venture capital firm that invested in defense and space companies with responsibility for research and due diligence; Consulting for clients such as ITT, General Dynamics, the Department of Defense, NASA, and FMR/Fidelity Investments; Due diligence of proposals into NASA and the Department of Defense as part of issuing more than $300 million in contracts for small businesses; Analysis of Department of Defense and NASA budgets to identify opportunities for clients; and Performing a scenario modeling exercise on the role for space and satellites in 2030.

During the 1990's, Mr. Sacknoff was a regular guest of financial institutions interested in having a non-broker/dealer analyst at its meetings to answer questions from potential investors...

Mr. Sacknoff is the author of numerous reports including the 'State of the Space Industry' and has been quoted or featured in publications ranging from Business Week to the Journal of Indexing to the Washington Post

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Defense and Homeland Security Stock Indices

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  • Standard and Poor's 500 Aerospace & Defense Index is a capitalization-weighted index. The index was developed with a base level of 10 for the 1941-43 base period. This is a GICS level 4 sub-industry group. The parent index is SPX. This is a GICS Level 4 Sub-Industry group.
  • The Amex Defense Index (DFI) is an equal dollar weighted Index designed to represent a cross section of widely held, highly capitalized companies involved in providing systems, equipment and services to the United States government and its allies for the purpose of supporting military, defense and intelligence efforts. The component stocks operate in industry segments that include, but are not limited to, military aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, ground transportation, aerospace instrumentation and technology, specialized communication and radar systems, ammunition and weapon systems.
  • The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index.
  • The SPADE Defense Index (NYSE: ^DXS) is a modified capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that benchmarks the performance of companies involved with defense, homeland security, and space. The Index is composed of more than 50 firms with representative business activities including: naval vessels, military aircraft, missiles and munitions, battlespace awareness, C4ISR, network centric warfare, homeland security including border security and biometric and screening systems, and space systems. Index values are distributed by the NYSEarca under the ticker 'DXS'. The Powershares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio ETF, designed to track the SPADE Defense Index, trades under the ticker 'PPA'. Security and Defense Conference

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